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  • Brill's companion to Ovidby B. Weiden Boyd

    BRILL 2002; US$ 332.00

    This volume on the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE) contains articles by 14 international scholars. Contributions cover a wide range of topics, including a biographical essay, a survey of the major manuscripts and textual traditions, and a comprehensive discussion of Ovid's style more...

  • Tragedy's Endby Francis M. Dunn

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 149.99

    Euripides is a notoriously problematic and controversial playwright whose innovations, according to Nietzsche, brought Greek tragedy to an early death. Dunn here argues that the infamous and artificial endings in Euripides deny the viewer access to a stable or authoritative reading of the play, while innovations in plot and ending opened tragedy up... more...

  • Heracles and Euripidean Tragedyby Thalia Papadopoulou

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 96.00

    This book explores the complex questions about divinity and human values examined in Euripides' Heracles. more...

  • Morals and Villas in Seneca's Lettersby John Henderson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    John Henderson explores three letters of Seneca describing visits to Roman villas. more...

  • Virgil: The Aeneidby K. W. Gransden; S. J. Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 21.00

    This 2004 guide gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid. more...

  • Homerby Barry B. Powell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 77.95 US$ 70.16

    This concise book is an ideal introduction to Homer – the poet and his two great epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey . Student-friendly introduction to Homer. Provides historical background and literary readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey . Makes use of the author’s own original research. Assumes no prior knowledge... more...

  • Orestesby Euripides; John Peck; Frank Nisetich

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 24.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the... more...

  • Roman Laughterby Erich Segal

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 57.99

    "Mr. Segal has performed the by no means trifling task of making [Plautus's] achievement credible and understandable."-- Times Literary Supplement . "It is refreshing to find Plautus examined for what he undeniably was--a theatrical phenomenon."-- Classical World . "We certainly need in English a book devoted to Plautus alone and here we have it."--... more...

  • Electraby Sophocles; Anne Carson; Michael Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general... more...

  • Helenby Euripides; James Michie; Colin Leach

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.99

    Transcending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' delicate balance--in all its subtlety of texture and tone--is beautifully captured. Finding its source in a myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, this... more...